RECYCLE AND REUSE

Before you throw away an old object you no longer use or a worn-out garment, try and renew it or reuse it in a different way.

As stated in the article titled “Help The Poor”, many people have been living for years according to a throwaway lifestyle.

We buy and consume as if there were no tomorrow, without thinking at the effects our purchasing habits may have on the Planet and, as a consequence, on other people and the animals! The serious emergency the Planet is facing is relentlessly showing us how stupid this behaviour is.

Now, spending time lamenting what we have done up to now is totally useless. We’ve better roll up our sleeves and try and set things back on track!

So, for example, if an old towel is consumed because we have used it for many years, instead of simply throwing it away we can try and give it a new life: we may reduce it into smaller pieces and we can use the scraps as dust clothes. Or, for those who are good at sewing, we can renew the old doggy kennel.

A glass jam jar may be transformed into a candle holder or into a small pot for mini-orchids or it may be filled with clips or old buttons.

The same may be said for an empty can of beans: we can punch holes in it and then use it as a magic-light candle!

An ironing board may be used as a console table in a narrow space.

A board game we no longer use may be mounted on a four-legged structure and thus transformed into an original coffee table.

An old television set may be turned into a beautiful dresser or into a pet house, while old wooden wine boxes may be used as an innovative bookshelf.

Coloured stockings with a hole in the heel may be repaired and used as original cuffs to be worn over a dark winter sweater to renew it.

Plastic bottle caps or wine bottle corks may be assembled into creative bath rugs or coloured curtains. Even reusable coffee pods may be used to realize original presents, like seat markers or artistic bijoux, suggestive table lamps and elegant photo frames.

Nowadays we may find many creative recycling ideas and courses in the internet. All projects are usually very simple to realize and beautiful to look at. Unfortunately, many people are no longer used to apply their creativity and produce objects with their own hands, but if you are among these, be sure that as soon as you start recycling the ideas will come like lava from an erupting volcano and recycling will become a new (healthy) drug addiction or, better said, a sort of self-challenge.

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